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He was a a Jewish socialist, philosopher, social and political thinker, writer and literary critic… [More] born in the Russian Empire, in what is currently Belarus. He was a founding member and theoretician of the Socialist Revolutionary Party in Russia, an ideology of Yiddishism and Jewish Diaspora nationalism, which influenced the nascent nationalist Jewish movement. He was also a vice-president on the Yiddish language held in Chernivtsi in 1908. [Less]
1872: Alice Salomon
Salomon was a German social reformer who converted from Judaism to the Lutheran Church in 1914. She was the… [More] pioneer of social work becoming an academic, independent discipline. In 1900 she joined the Bund Deutscher Frauenvereine (“Federation of German Women’s Associations,”) or BDF, where she began her activist career. She was expelled from Nazi Germany over her Jewish roots, advocacy of pacifism, and international standing. [Less]
1976: Rivka Galchen
Galchen is a Jewish-Canadian-American writer, born in Toronto and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. “Atmospheric… [More] Disturbances,” was her first novel. It was translated into 20 languages and was awarded the William J. Saroyan International Prize for Fiction in 2008. She earned an M.D. and then pursued a writing career. She has also written for several national magazines such as The New Yorker, Harper’s, and the New York Times. [Less]